Double yellow lines to be painted next week in Portishead

Newfoundland Way, Portishead. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Newfoundland Way, Portishead. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Double yellow lines will be painted at Portishead marina next week in a bid to combat inconsiderate motorists and ‘rogue parking’.

The restrictions will be installed in Newfoundland Way and Phoenix Way on a six-month trial in response to concerns over access.

Emergency service vehicles, waste-collection lorries and buses have all struggled to navigate through the estate’s labyrinth of badly-parked cars.

The roadworks will start on Monday, costing North Somerset Council £3,000, with parking wardens and police poised to fine drivers ignoring the restrictions.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, the authority’s executive member for highways, believes the alterations will deter illegal parking.

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He said: “These roads are narrow and one car parking in an inconsiderate location can cause chaos for larger vehicles.

“By introducing a mix of single and double yellow lines we hope to stop rogue parking and keep traffic flowing around the estate.”

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